Did you know that since the year 2000 only 277 kids have been adopted by foreign parents? Why so little of them? Compared to the parents of other nationalities, the Czech biological parents tend to be very picky as to who gets their child. They require almost a warranty, which guarantees them that their child will be always healthy, extremely talented, get good marks at school and go to the university.
Lenka Pavlova, the director for International Legal Protection of Children (UMPOD) claims that their priority is to always keep the Czech children in the Czech Republic, however it is not as easily done as said. Since many babies are of Roma origin, they are more likely to find new homes in Denmark, Germany or Italy, as a lot of Czechs are prejudiced against that race. “International adoption is the only hope for many kids to lead a normal life in a loving family”, explains Pavlova. Denmark has a long history of adopting children from other countries, where a different skin color is considered as an advantage. Italian families – especially the ones from Sicily – love Roma kids because they look very similar and they are more laid-back as parents and supposedly don’t mind “lively” kids.
Guess how many children have been adopted INTO the Czech Republic since 2000? The answer is: NONE!! Some couples did apply (there were 80 applicants since the year 2000) but they are still waiting for their applications to be processed. The processing office has only about 15 employees who battle with other pressing issues (in other words, it’s a mess out there..).
CZ: Vedeli jste, ze od roku 2000 se do ciziny adoptovalo pouze 277 ceskych deti? Proc tak maly pocet, ptate se? Oproti jinym ne-ceskym biologickym rodicum jsou pry cesi hrozne vybiravi, co se tyce budoucich rodicu jejich deti. Skoro az chteji zaruku, ze bude jejich ditko vzdy nejenze 100% zdrave, silene talentovane, ale take ze bude dostavat same jednicky ve skole, a ze se samosebou v budoucnosti dostane na universitu. Lenka Pavlova, reditelka Mezinarodni orchany deti (UMPOD) vysvetluje, ze jejich prioritou je, aby byly deti adoptovane doma v Ceske republice. Ale jelikoz vetsina techto deti jsou romskeho puvodu, mnoho Cechu o ne zajem nema. “Proto je adopce jedina cesta, jak pro tyto deti zizkat normalni zivot s normalni, hodnou rodinou”. Tyto romske deti vetsinou zkonci v Danksu, kde ma adopce jinych ras dlouholetou historii, nebo v Italii; Italove – hlavne ti kteri pochazeji ze Sicilie – miluji romske deti, protoze jednak vypadaji velmi podobne a jednak – diky jejich volnejsimu rodicovskemu pristupu – jsou zvykli na “zivejsi” tvory 😉
Hadejte, kolik deti se od roku 2000 adoptovalo DO Ceske republiky? Zadne!! Od tohoto roku pry sedi na onom uradu kolem 80 aplikaci, ale zadne z nich nebyly jeste zpracovane. Kancelar ma kolem 15ti zamestnancu, ale ti pry na ne nemaji cas ( je to proste bordel…).
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